Welcome to the
IDAHO-OUT-OF-SCHOOL NETWORK

Afterschool and summer youth program staff can find grants, training, and a world of professional support. Youth, parents and families can find youth programs that enrich lives. Working together, we are creating greater access to quality out-of-school programs in Idaho. 

SUMMER OF INNOVATION GRANTS

The deadline for applying for 2024 summer youth program funding has been extended.

New deadline: March 1, 2024

Requests can be for up to $20,000. If awarded, funds must be spent between May 1st 2024 - September 15th, 2024.

Informational Webinar: February 6, 2024 at 10 am MST (9 am Pacific). Click:  To attend:

 

NOMINATE IDAHO'S AFTERSCHOOL CHAMPIONS

Recognize Afterschool Professionals

Help us recognize and honor Idahoans who are stellar examples through their service, dedication, and support for out-of-school time programs. Champions will be announced during Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week in April and receive complimentary registration and travel to the 2024 Power Up Summit in September. The deadline to submit nominations is February 29, 2024!

RECHARGE WORKSHOPS & ROUNDTABLES

JOIN THE CONVERSATION

Our Regional Trainings & Community Roundtables provide out-of-school time professionals with dynamic opportunities to connect and build skills. Free! Includes lunch for registered attendees.

Coming To:

  • Coeur d’Alene - March 7
  • Moscow - March 8
  • Pocatello - March 28
  • Meridian - April 2
  • Twin Falls - April 4

Join us for:

  • Regional Trainings - 9 am to 12:15 pm
  • Networking Lunch - 12:15 pm to 1 pm
  • Community Roundtable - 1 pm to 2:30 pm
  • New! Local Site Visit - 3 pm

ION WEB WORKSHOPS

Register Today in the ION Learning Academy

“Quality Matters” is an innovative program that empowers afterschool providers with the tools and insights needed to elevate their programs to excellence.

In this hybrid training and Q&A session, ION will blend structured learning with the excitement of real-time interaction. Participants will not only receive training but also have the opportunity to submit their questions, which will be answered live during the sessions.

March 21st | BB1 - Intentional Program Design

April 25th | BB2 Supportive Relationships & Environments

May 9th | BB3 Youth Voice, Leadership, & Engagement

May 23rd | BB4 - Responsiveness to Culture & Identity

IDAHO BUILDING BLOCKS FOR OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME QUALITY

Welcome to the Idaho Building Blocks for Quality Video Series! In these videos, we delve into the essential elements of creating an impactful and purposeful out-of-school program. From defining clear goals and objectives to designing engaging activities and fostering positive relationships, these videos equip program coordinators, educators, and youth leaders with the knowledge and tools necessary to craft high-quality programs that empower and inspire young minds. Join us as we explore effective strategies, practical tips, and real-life examples that will elevate your afterschool program to new heights of excellence. Get ready to build a strong foundation for success!

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10TH ANNUAL POWER UP SUMMIT 2023

  • TWO AMAZING DAYS OF SUPPORT AND RESOURCES

  • HONORED 8 OUT-OF-SCHOOL CHAMPIONS FROM THROUGHOUT THE STATE

  • FEATURED PANELS, KEYNOTES, AND BREAKOUT SESSIONS ON YOUTH ADVOCACY, FAMILY ENGAGEMENT, SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING, CODING WITH KIDS, PODCASTING, WILDFIRE EDUCATION, AND MORE!

  • INTERACTIVE STEM EXPO, AMAZING LINE UP OF EXHIBITORS, AND COCKTAIL RECEPTION

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